GigCity.ca: Edmonton Musicians in Tune With Beer 

Had some fun contributing to this thirst-quenching piece by Trent Wilkie. Also proud to see my Big Rock Warrior Princess photo in there.

"Beer.

The word itself is a musical note. It has helped write more songs thanGarageBand and puberty combined. If it were a mountain, it would be named Mount St. Inspirational Liquid...

...With the precision of a brewmaster, singer-songwriter Alex Vissia gives a lesson in libation lineage: 'I tried a stellar root beer in Kansas City recently from Root Sellers Brewery that tastes exactly like you would expect a great root beer to taste – but you’d never guess it was 6.7% alcohol. Those things are dangerous. If I were to choose an any time, any day, any place beer, it would have been the Alley Cat Full Moon Pale Ale, but that has now been reinvented into a full IPA (India Pale Ale). One of the biggest perks of going on tour is hitting up the local microbreweries along the way. So I guess on the topic of IPA’s, the Lil Scrapper IPA from Half Pints Brewery in Winnipeg wins my vote.'"

Read the full article here. 

 

A Nice Note From MusicReginaLive.ca 

I played O'Hanlon's in Regina, Saskatchewan a couple of weeks ago with my very good friend, Megan Nash. Chris Mercer from MusicReginaLive.ca wrote this sweet blog post about the show! Here is a slice:

"After driving countless hours to get to Regina, Alex jumped on the “taller than her” O’Hanlon’s stage to deliver a killer truth-through-music set. Gritty riffs and soulful vocals filled the room. Many people were shut in at home from the cold. Those of us who braved the frigid temperatures were treated to a musician who clearly loves making music and palying to her fans. Alex loses herself in the music as she performs. Foot-stomping, and head-swinging to the rhythm in her heart. Her passion is clear!"

Click here to read the full article...

CTV Morning Live Regina Interview 

I got up at 7AM to make it over to CTV Morning Live Regina. That is quite a feat for any touring musician because we don't go to bed early. Ever. Thanks so much to everyone at the station for having me! Click the photo to watch the interview... 

Saskatchewan! It's been too long. 

I've got a handful of Saskatchewan dates coming up this week! Megan Nash and I have been talking about touring together for so long, and it's finally becoming a reality. I'm really looking forward to getting out and playing outside of Alberta. Plus, I get to ring in my birthday in Regina!

Folk Alliance International 2015 

It's hard to believe that it's already been a full year since I first attended Folk Alliance... This year I am heading back with the Bow Valley Music Club (Calgary) to play some new songs, meet new people, and connect with friends. For anyone else attending as a delegate this year, I will be playing: 

Wednesday 11:00pm (ITR) 712 The Alberta Room 

Thursday 12:30am (ITR) 712 The Alberta Room 

Friday 2:00pm (ITR) 532 Breakout West Senators 

Friday 3:30pm 712 The Alberta Room 

Saturday 12:30am (ITR) 712 The Alberta Room 

Saturday 1:10am 755 Access Film Music Red 

Saturday 2:30am 532 Breakout West Senators

ITR = In-The-Round style; All others are solo performances.

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